ronya | 15.08.2004 20:07 | Venezuela
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IMC Global: http://newswire.indymedia.org/en/newswire/2004/08/808090.shtml
Aporrea: http://www.aporrea.org/indicenuevo.php, article: http://www.aporrea.org/dameverbo.php?docid=19524
2:45pm: A press conference, by the director and the president of the
National Electoral Council: Jorge Rodriguez and Francisco Carrasquero, both respectively, announced to the country the existence of a false recording or assembly of their pasted voices, as being an official press release from the CNE, in which the election results were announced, and in which President Chavez was revoked from mandate.
The recording samples a collection of different recordings, using the voice of the president of the CNE; Francisco Carrasquero, where supposedly it announces with date of today to 8:00pm, that the option for a "YES" to revoke Chávez from mandate, was obtained by 11,436,086 votes and therefore, he was now revoked from the presidency.
In the recording, at first, music can be heard and the voice of a speaker who announces the National TV Channel, thereafter, a voice as intending to be the voice of the CNE Director Carrasquero says: "Venezuelans, the president of the CNE speaks to the country, and informing you the final results by the committee of the election results, the total sums up to 11,431,086 votes, and consequently the revocatory of the president of the republic".
An inquiry has been ordered from the National General Prosecutor,
Carrasquero announced in the CNE press release: "we have ordered a
comprehensive investigation, due to serious electoral crime committed,
aimed to impose violence on the will of the voters who still have not made their vote,…" and he adds, "sadly, considering the worlds eyes and the international observers of the electoral process in Venezuela, that an act of this nature has been commited. I call upon the population to continue exerting its right to vote.".
The CNE press conference was covered by journalists from all the corporate media channels, in difference, to earlier CNE press conferences today.
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